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Although not about political movements, these three articles about time-critical mobilization might be of interest:

A. Rutherford, et al (2013). Targeted social mobilization in a global manhunt. PLOS ONE 8(9): e74628

A. Rutherford, M. Cebrian , S. Dsouza, E. Moro, A. Pentland, and I. Rahwan (2013). Limits of Social Mobilization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 110 no. 16 pp. 6281-6286

G. Pickard, W. Pan, I. Rahwan, M. Cebrian, R. Crane, A. Madan, A. Pentland (2011). Time-Critical Social Mobilization. Science. Vol. 334 no. 6055 pp. 509-512.


On 20 June 2015 at 14:24, Alexander Semenov <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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Hi, Paul.

Here are some papers from my bibliography on that topic:

Aday, S., H. Farrell, D. Freelon, M. Lynch, J. Sides, and M. Dewar. 2013. “Watching From Afar: Media Consumption Patterns Around the Arab Spring.” American Behavioral Scientist 57 (7): 899–919. doi:10.1177/0002764213479373. http://abs.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/0002764213479373.

Aday, Sean, Henry Farrell, Marc Lynch, John Sides, and Deen Freelon. 2012. “New Media and Conflict After The Arab Spring.”

Ausserhofer, Julian, and Axel Maireder. 2013. “National Politics on Twitter.” Information, Communication & Society 16 (3): 291–314. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2012.756050. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1369118X.2012.756050.

Bastos, Marco T., Dan Mercea, and Arthur Charpentier. 2015. “Tents, Tweets, and Events: The Interplay Between Ongoing Protests and Social Media.” Journal of Communication, March, n/a – n/a. doi:10.1111/jcom.12145. http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jcom.12145.

Bennett, W Lance, and Courtney N Johnson. 2014. “A Model of Crowd-Enabled Organization : Theory and Methods for Understanding the Role of Twitter in the Occupy Protests.” International Journal of Communication 8: 646–72.

Bruns, a., T. Highfield, and J. Burgess. 2013. “The Arab Spring and Social Media Audiences: English and Arabic Twitter Users and Their Networks.” American Behavioral Scientist 57 (7): 871–98. doi:10.1177/0002764213479374. http://abs.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/0002764213479374.

Bruns, Axel, and Tim Highfield. 2013. “Political Networks on Twitter.” Information, Communication & Society 16 (5): 667–91. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2013.782328. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1369118X.2013.782328.

Choi, S., and H. W. Park. 2013. “An Exploratory Approach to a Twitter-Based Community Centered on a Political Goal in South Korea: Who Organized It, What They Shared, and How They Acted.” New Media & Society 16 (1): 129–48. doi:10.1177/1461444813487956. http://nms.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1461444813487956.

Comunello, Francesca, and Giuseppe Anzera. 2012. “Will the Revolution Be Tweeted? A Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Social Media and the Arab Spring.” Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations 23 (4): 453–70. doi:10.1080/09596410.2012.712435. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09596410.2012.712435.

Eltantawy, Nahed, and Julie B. Wiest. 2011. “The Arab Spring| Social Media in the Egyptian Revolution: Reconsidering Resource Mobilization Theory.” International Journal of Communication. http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/1242.

Gaffney, Devin. 2010. “# iranElection : Quantifying Online Activism.” In WebSci10: Extending the Frontiers of Society On-Line. Raleigh, NC: US. http://journal.webscience.org/295/.

Gonzalez-Bailon, S., J. Borge-Holthoefer, and Y. Moreno. 2013. “Broadcasters and Hidden Influentials in Online Protest Diffusion.” American Behavioral Scientist 57 (7): 943–65. doi:10.1177/0002764213479371. http://abs.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/0002764213479371.

González-Bailón, Sandra, Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Alejandro Rivero, and Yamir Moreno. 2011. “The Dynamics of Protest Recruitment through an Online Network.” Scientific Reports 1 (January): 197. doi:10.1038/srep00197. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=3240992&tool=pmcentrez&rendertype=abstract.

González-Bailón, Sandra, Ning Wang, Alejandro Rivero, Javier Borge-Holthoefer, and Yamir Moreno. 2014. “Assessing the Bias in Samples of Large Online Networks.” Social Networks 38 (January). Elsevier B.V.: 16–27. doi:10.1016/j.socnet.2014.01.004. http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378873314000057.

Harlow, Summer, and Lei Guo. 2014. “Will the Revolution Be Tweeted or Facebooked? Using Digital Communication Tools in Immigrant Activism.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 19 (3): 463–78. doi:10.1111/jcc4.12062. http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jcc4.12062.

Harlow, Summer, and Thomas J. Johnson. 2011. “The Arab Spring| Overthrowing the Protest Paradigm? How The New York Times, Global Voices and Twitter Covered the Egyptian Revolution.” International Journal of Communication. http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/1239.

Hermida, Alfred, Seth C. Lewis, and Rodrigo Zamith. 2014. “Sourcing the Arab Spring: A Case Study of Andy Carvin’s Sources on Twitter During the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 19 (3): 479–99. doi:10.1111/jcc4.12074. http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jcc4.12074.

Lotan, Gilad, Mike Ananny, Devin Gaffney, and Danah Boyd. 2011. “The Revolutions Were Tweeted : Information Flows During the 2011 Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions Web Ecology Project Web Ecology Project.” International Journal of Communicationnication 5: 1375–1405.

Maireder, Axel. 2013. “Political Discourses on Twitter : Networking Topics , Objects and People,” no. 3: 1–11.

Papacharissi, Zizi, and Maria de Fatima Oliveira. 2012. “Affective News and Networked Publics: The Rhythms of News Storytelling on #Egypt.” Journal of Communication 62 (2): 266–82. doi:10.1111/j.1460-2466.2012.01630.x. http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1460-2466.2012.01630.x.

Rane, Halim, and Sumra Salem. 2012. “Social Media, Social Movements and the Diffusion of Ideas in the Arab Uprisings.” Journal of International Communication 18 (1): 97–111. doi:10.1080/13216597.2012.662168. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13216597.2012.662168.

Russell, Adrienne. 2011. “The Arab Spring| Extra-National Information Flows, Social Media and the 2011 Egyptian Uprising.” International Journal of Communication. http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/93.

Theocharis, Yannis, Will Lowe, Jan W. van Deth, and Gema García-Albacete. 2014. “Using Twitter to Mobilize Protest Action: Online Mobilization Patterns and Action Repertoires in the Occupy Wall Street, Indignados, and Aganaktismenoi Movements.” Information, Communication & Society, no. August (August): 1–19. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2014.948035. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1369118X.2014.948035.

Wilson, Christopher. 2011. “Digital Media in the Egyptian Revolution : Descriptive Analysis from the Tahrir Data Sets Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.” International Journal of Communication 5: 1248–72.

Hope that helps.



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2015-06-06 0:19 GMT+03:00 Paul McLean <[log in to unmask]>:
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I am looking for suggestions on citations of recent networks-oriented work on the role of Twitter and/or other social media in achieving large-scale mobilizations, such as during Arab Spring or the Occupy movements.  I would like to read some of that work and cite it in a work I am writing now, and possibly include it the next time I teach my Social Networks grad class. Thanks. 


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